Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tali and I took a road trip to see my friend Leora in CT this past weekend. We didn't do much-- lots of walking and talking and eating, and of course, knitting. I got to check out Sit-N-Knit in West Hartford. Imagine... a beautiful yarn store that you can walk to!

Even Tali got in on the knitting action...

After watching Leora knit a few rounds, she cast on for a hat in Alpaca Silk.

That's my girl!
FO pics & description of Tuesday a.m. knitting group to come...


Thursday, February 15, 2007

I made this hat for Tali during the ultimate display of multitasking last night. I was in Sam's room (I'm now allowed to sit in the doorway & knit while he falls asleep), knitting this hat, and participating in a most interesting conference call. The call was about marketing to the 5 senses... suffice it to say that Tali and I are going out to buy cinnamon scented things today for our patients' olfactory pleasure.

The hat is made of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk... a little excessive for a 2 month old, perhaps, but SO soft & squishy. I'm not usually one for heavier gauge knits... but I must say this was SO quick and easy. I might have to do a stack of these for new-baby presents.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

So Tali and I went to Princeton Shopping Center to do a few errands this morning. And lo and behold, as we pass Chestnut Tree Books, I spot a group of ladies knitting on comfy couches in front of the window! I literally stopped in my tracks, turned around and went into the store. It turns out that I stumbled upon a satellite group of the "Cafe Knitters" (the main group knits at another cafe on Thursday mornings), and they knit at this very spot every Tuesday morning from 10 to 12. Guess where I'll be next Tuesday???


Sunday, February 11, 2007

You know you've neglected a project for too long when you start to pile clutter on top of it...

So when I had the opportunity to go to Carriellen's to knit, I decided to employ the "only bring the one thing" strategy, and get this blanket seamed together.

After an incredible dinner (can you believe that the night I called, Jay just happened to be making vegetarian meatballs, pasta & beet cake???) I did one seam. Then last night, I did another.

So 2 seams down... 4 to go... and a million ends to weave in... and some sort of crochet edging...

I think she's worth it :)


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sleep issues? Who, us?

So this "I'll stay in your room until you fall asleep, but I'm going to knit" is good and bad. On the good side, I've had lots of knitting time. On the bad side, I think I'm training an insomniac. I can almost see his little brain thinking "Don't fall asleep or she's going to leave. Don't fall asleep or she's going to leave."

But let's focus on the positive.

One of Jonathan's socks is done, and the 2nd is started. Sam decided that if I was in *his* room, I should be knitting something for him... and promised he'd wear little socks that match Daddy's if I knitted them.

Yes, I am fully aware he will never wear these socks. I will do better with Tali.

On the subject of Tali, I made this little hat for her out of Alpaca Silk. Mmm.

Of course she was sleeping when I needed to try it on her, and as a result, it is too small... but rather than rip it out (I'm a big proponent of "it will fit someone") I will just make a new one slightly larger, with a decorative cast on.

She's wearing other hand-knits today. It's freaking cold here in NJ, and I'm excited that my sweater is keeping her warm. (The matching hat is in my car)

And I couldn't resist this cuteness... what a great family I have!

Much more to say, but Miss Tali woke up... urgh.


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